European parliament denounces brexitvoorstel May

European parliament denounces brexitvoorstel May

A majority of the European parliament is not to speak about the offer of British prime minister Theresa May about the rights of EU-citizens in the United Kingdom after the brexit.

Leaders of large groups threaten the scheidingsovereenkomst to dismiss as EU citizens after the British departure “less favourably treated than today,” writes the brexitstuurgroep of the parliament under the leadership of the liberal group Guy Verhofstadt on Monday in an op-ed in prominent European newspapers.

May argued last month for EU citizens to five years or longer legally resident in the United Kingdom the status of “third country nationals”, where they according to the authors, the risk of “second-class citizens”. Their wait especially uncertainty and administrative burden, is the fear.

Thus, it is unclear how the after the brexit is, for example, with cross-border work, the status of babies, the height of tuition fees, and the recognition of diplomas. To make sure that citizens that their rights are able to force, the European Court of Justice for his role in “full-on’ play, if the parliament is located. “We will never agree that rights with retroactive effect to be diminished.”


Last month began the negotiations in the run-up to the brexit, which, in principle, at the end of march 2019 is a fact. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said earlier about the British offer of “more ambition, clarity and guarantees” are needed.

Renewal of the onderhandelingsperiode is “simply inconceivable”, according to the authors, because that would mean that in the United Kingdom in may 2019 European elections would be held. The piece in El País, Le Soir, The Guardian and La Repubblica is also signed by the presidents of the green, left and social – and christian democratic fractions.

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